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    Job Description
    TitleSenior Operations Engineer (TA AD8)
    Job codeGSA/2019/938
    Job posted on01/03/2019 (modified on 15/03/2019)
    CountryCzech Republic
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 3months
    Job Description

    About us

    The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is responsible for the operations and service provision for the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) EGNOS and Galileo. By developing a new generation of GNSS, Europe is laying the foundation for new high-technology industry development, leading to job creation and economic growth. 

    About the Department

    The Galileo Services Department is in charge of managing the exploitation phases of the Galileo Programme. The exploitation phase started with the provision of the so-called Initial Services in 2016, followed by the Galileo Systems infrastructure transferred from European Space Agency to the GSA through EC mid-2017, being directly managed by the GSA. 

    - Manage the execution of the Galileo exploitation phase in compliance with the European Commission (EC) - GSA delegation agreements, controlling the associated schedule, costs and risks

    - Manage the Galileo infrastructure operations, maintenance, protection, on-going improvement and evolutions activities, through associated contracts and/or working arrangements

    - Liaise with the GSA Market Development Department for the services adoption and continuous improvement of the Galileo use

    - Liaise with the GSA Security Department and Security Accreditation Board for ensuring the accreditation of the Galileo systems and services

    - Liaise with the EC and ESA for all matters dealing with the Galileo exploitation-related activities

    - Liaise with the relevant authorities to ensure certification of the Galileo systems and services

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    He/she will have the following non-exhaustive list of tasks and responsibilities:

    - Participating in the day-by-day coordination of Galileo Operations and L1 maintenance activities and its evolutions as part of the future Galileo Services Operations (GSOp) contract management team

    - Ensuring the technical interface with the European Space Agency (ESA) and industry in relation to all Operations and L1 maintenance aspects

    - Actively participating in the conduct of operation assessing in case of contingencies

    - Ensuring the operational readiness of both ground and space segments

    - Monitoring operations activities, such as follow-up on the performance of routine or special operations in relation to Ground or Space Segment

    - Coordinating the review of the operations-related plans, procedures and reports, identifying and monitoring deviations and impact on other activities

    - Managing the strategic and operational planning processes

    - Supporting the Galileo Service Provision Manager for any topics related to Galileo operations

    Minimum Qualifications

    1 - A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies[1] attested by a diploma when the normal period of university education is four years or more


    A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma and at least one year of appropriate professional experience when the normal period of university education is three years

    2 - In addition to the above, appropriate professional experience[2] of at least nine years

    3 - Be a national of a Member State of the European Union or Norway

    4 - Be entitled to his or her full rights as citizen

    5 - Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws concerning military service

    6 - Meet the character requirements for the duties involved[3]

    7 - Have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the European Union[4] and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the European Union to the extent necessary for the performance of his/her duties

    8 - Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post[5]

    Application procedure

    In order to consider your application valid, you are required to fill in and submit the GSA application form, which can be found on our website Deadline 26/03/2019

    A full job description and further information on the application procedure can be found here: 

    [1] Only study titles that have been awarded in EU Member States or that are subject to the equivalence certificates issued by the authorities in the said Member States shall be taken into consideration.

    [2] Only appropriate professional experience acquired after achieving the minimum qualification stated in A.1 shall be considered. Where additional periods of training and study are accompanied by periods of professional activity, only the latter shall be considered as professional experience. Compulsory military service or equivalent civilian service accomplished after achieving the minimum qualification stated in A.1. will be taken into consideration. Internships will be taken into consideration if they are paid. Professional activities pursued part-time shall be calculated pro rata, on the basis of the percentage of full-time hours worked. A given period may be counted only once.

    [3] Prior to the appointment, the successful candidate will be asked to provide a Police certificate confirming the absence of any criminal record.

    [4] The languages of the EU are: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish.

    [5] Before a successful candidate can be appointed, s/he will be medically examined by a selected medical service so that the Agency will be satisfied that s/he fulfils the requirement of Article 28(e) of the Staff Regulation of Officials of the European Union.

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    CompanyEuropean GNSS Agency (GSA)
    Contact nameJordi CLIMENT-CAMPINS
    AddressJanovského 438/2
    Czech Republic
    170 00
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